What A Surprise!

Husband surprised me with this lovely ring!  Isn’t it just beautiful???


I honestly couldn’t have been more surprised! Just so beautiful and I am so touched.  I quite frankly have THE best husband in the world. He is so thoughtful and caring and so supportive with all that is going on in our lives right now.  He and Hannah had it all cooked up and didn’t let even a hint slip.  Sneaky, sneaky! And I am very happy to report we were able to get away for a couple of days. We actually ended up leaving on Sunday due to the fact that my mom had to be readmitted to the hospital on Saturday evening and while she was safe and getting more blood, we took the opportunity at her urging, to move our reservations up and go ahead.  We spent two days and two nights in a lovely suite at the Hilton in downtown Shreveport.  Yes I know that is not very far but we got away for a bit nonetheless.   And I am very happy to say I actually was able to relax and enjoy our time. I will tell you all more about it when I have time.  This morning I just wanted to let you know I am still here and kicking.

I wish I could say things were better with my mom, but I am afraid that is not the case at all.  I don’t know what the next step is.  Her dr has contacted a group of oncologists to see if there is some treatment available that might lessen her symptoms.  Maybe a radiation treatment to try and stop the bleeding.  I am not very hopeful but I am also very tired and worried and that affects my outlook.  Of course my worry is so minute compared to hers and for me to say I am tired – well compared to her I dont even know what “tired” is.  I am trying to just support her in what she wants to do.  She told me last night she felt like she was being railroaded into “trying things”.  Of course she is too ill and too exhausted to feel any other way at the moment.  I assured her I would not let anyone force her to do anything she didnt want to.  Ultimately all of her treatment is her decision.  She talked so much about my dad yesterday and her dr told me she did the same with him.  We both know she is tired of all this and really wishing it were over.  At the same time we have to present her with all her options.  There is not a thing wrong with her mind.  She is completely capable of making her own decisions.  And I want the decisions that must be made, to be made by her as long as she is able.

Thank you all for sticking with me.  I promise one day to post recipes and sewing tutorials and all the things I know you came here for originally.  But such is life at the moment…no time for those things.  Just trying to keep my head above water with school things and get all the necessary things done each day.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday.

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What a luv you have! It is lovely!

I continue to pray for you and your mother.

I can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through emotionally with your Mom right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Your new ring is beautiful. So glad you had a relaxing few days away.

you are sharing your life with us….something infinitely more precious than a soup recipe!
thank you! please remember i continue to hold you and your mother up in prayer!

I’m just right over here~ close to you in East Texas…Henderson. I’ve been reading about your Mother’s illness..I so know what your going Daddy had cancer. You and your Mother and your family will be in my prayers!

First the ring is beautiful !!!! I am so glad that you got away for a couple of days. I am sure that it did you some good.

I will keep praying for you and your mother. I pray that the Lord will guide you as you help your mother at this time.

Much love and blessings,


Keep your chin up. It’s not easy coping with an illness like that for either the one who is sick or the loved ones. Don’t forget to take some time for yourself. That way, you can stay fresh for all that you have to go through. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

what a lovely gift from your husband. so very sorry to hear about your mother.

OH WOW!! You put a picture up!! It is soooo beautiful! I think your Jerry is the biggest gem you have!


Love it Suzi- miss’n ya. will try and chat soon.